Name: Luke Ridley
Playing position: Centre midfield
Course: Level 3 Sport
Previous school: Kepier
Sport Development Centre: Football
Luke describe the Sports Development Centre as fun, exciting and fast. He plays for South Shields FC and is involved in refereeing on a Saturday.
“I decided to study at Sunderland College because of the South Shields football programme with Lee Picton and Graham Fenton. The best thing about the Sport Development Centre is how flexible the timetable is, so we can fit lots of football in.
The facilities are great with everything you need, alongside a good Strength and Conditioning Coach.
The Sports Development Centre will develop me by Martin Nugent helping me to become a more rounded athlete, and Lee Picton and Graham Fenton supporting me in becoming a more rounded footballer on the pitch.”
Luke’s ambition is to play for South Shields first team or make it into a professional club. If not, he will pursue engineering at university.